On #GivingTuesday, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) launched the #into18 campaign. The goal of the campaign is to raise $100,000 before December 31st. The campaign is anchored by the idea that each gift and donation will help TWLOHA renew the fight to bring a conversation about mental health into unexpected places and spaces. It also gives our supporters and donors a chance to reflect and answer the question about what they want to bring #into18.
In 2017, TWLOHA shared 125 stories on their blog. These honest and vulnerable posts reached 7 million people on their website and on social media each month. They were able to have a presence at 111 events and host conversations in front of 1 million people face to face.
This year they sponsored 2,000 counseling sessions and connected 810,000 people to local mental health resources at more than 111 events. They also went beyond connecting people to local mental health resources by sponsoring 2,000 counseling sessions.
"We are incredibly grateful for all the ways people have participated in this conversation. It seems more urgent than ever to be a source of hope and encouragement. We want to use these funds to dream and plan new ways of reaching people that are hurting. We know this message helps save lives." said Lindsay Kolsch.
With your help, we will continue to grow our programs into high schools, expand our reach online and in person, and support those on the road to recovery.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. It exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, TWLOHA has donated over $1.8 million directly into treatment and recovery and answered over 200,000 messages from over 100 countries. For more information, please visit: www.twloha.com
Over the past ten years, TWLOHA has been heralded by press and seen on NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, MSNBC, Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, Relix, US Magazine, Glamour, Yahoo!, The Huffington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, NYLON Guys, MTV, Elle, NPR, and so many more. The organization has seen support from numerous celebrities including actress Jessica Chastain, actor Jared Padalecki, Miley Cyrus, Liv Tyler, Joaquin Phoenix, actress Sophia Bush, singer/songwriter Mat Kearney, USA soccer stars Alex Morgan, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, singer/songwriter Christina Perri, rock band Switchfoot, pop rock act The Summer Set, Hayley Williams (Paramore), among others.
This past September TWLOHA wrapped its 6th annual campaign to honor National Suicide Prevention Week and World Suicide Prevention Day. The organization was overwhelmed by the amount of love and support shown during this year's campaign, titled, "Stay. Find what you are made for,"during which over $103.5K was raised for treatment and counseling. The campaign was shared by supporters all over the world, including NBA player Kyle Korver, US Women's National Soccer Team stars Alex Morgan, Christen Press, and Ashlyn Harris, actress Shantel VanSanten, Switchfoot's Jon Foreman, Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, actress and singer Debby Ryan, The Ready Set's Jordan Witzrigreuter, and Jess Bowen of The Summer Set, all of whom were featured in a special video message directed by Dustin Miller, a Florida-based filmmaker and longtime TWLOHA collaborator: https://youtu.be/37cB2CQt_YA.